Sunday, July 10, 2011

secret keeper

Shorts- H&M (remixed like this and this); Blouse- Thrifted (remixed like this and this); Sandals- Target; Belt- Banana Republic (Gifted from 20 York Street); Clutch- Thrifted; Bracelets- Dragon Moon & Thrifted; Sunglasses- Aldo; Nail Polish- Habit by LA Girl Addict

I've never been great at keeping secrets, so when I decided to plan a surprise birthday party for my main man, I thought I would blow the cover.  However over a month of planning has come and gone and last Tuesday was the night of his soiree and he didn't suspect a thing.  All of his friends showed up on time (which was a miracle in itself) and I grinned like a cheshire cat when everyone yelled SURPRISE! He told me it was his best birthday ever and lots of sweet nothings were whispered in my ears afterwards.

I ordered two dozen custom made cupcakes from Geek Sweets of his favourite video game The Witcher and the family crests from the HBO show Game of Thrones.  The best part about the cupcakes? They tasted even better than they looked!

Random fact about me- I am fine when it comes to blowing up balloons but when it comes down to tying them, I am a lost cause.  Not only is it painful, the end always slips off my finger resulting in a deflated balloon.  So I had the ingenius idea of tying the ends with ribbon thinking that would do the trick.  Instead they slowly but surely started to shrink...
...which resulted in this note that he was apalled I left on our front door! ;)

Don't despair- I didn't bare my belly for his birthday soiree- I wore this dress (albeit not part of the 30x30).  I wore my high waisted shorts and tucked in blouse for a leisurely stroll through the humidity that is Ottawa.


  1. You're already one of my fav. bloggers now! I love the cupcakes & your just so adorable! :)
    Love the bangles & the nails & the entire outfit !
    LOVE LOVE LOVE what you wore for his bday evening too. Where did you buy that dress from ? Its such a beauty! :)

  2. I'm the same way with balloons. I kind of hate them a little bit. Those cupcakes are fantastic!!!

    Hope you had a great time!

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  3. Those cupcakes are so cool - what a perfect idea! And I love love love your blue shorts, they're so cute!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  4. Hehe, Geek Sweets! I love it! Glad your man had a great party!

    Chic on the Cheap

  5. Those cupcakes are Fabulous! I LOVE your nail polish!

  6. Happy b-day for your "main man" dear!! Fabulous outfit! It's Emily's color-blocking outfit and I love it! Surprise parties are so much fun! I like the note! ;)

  7. Those cupcakes look gorgeous!! Love your outfit, thinking of wearing shorts for my upcoming vacation!

  8. Sound like you had a a good time. It hard for me to keep secret to.

  9. love your shorts and the bracelets :))

  10. so glad the party was a success
    cool cupcakes and those shorts are adorable

  11. Aw, that as so sweet of you. I'm glad he had a great birthday!


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